2018 Guide: What Ourlads' NFL Scouting Services said about NICK GATES: Nebraska, 6053 307 5.48. Junior entry and three-year starter from Las Vegas, NV. Played left tackle the past two years with a good base and balanced feet. A long leggy lineman who absorbs the pressure from the defensive ends and outside linebackers. Smooth on twist and switch pickups. Plays square and works the defensive end up the field in pass protection. On pulls, his feet are better than average through traffic. Can lock up a 3-4 linebacker with his hand strength. Shadows and mirrors as an inline rusher. When his base gets wide he loses power and can be walked back to the quarterback. Struggles to anchor. Needs to finish more consistently. Efficient combo block to the second level. Could take better angles at times. Good use of hands. Can handle a defensive end’s spin move. Flashes a stunning punch with his strong hands at times. Plays in balance and takes good angles to the second level. Must work to bend his knees. A developing size prospect. OSR:31/ 38. Seventh round/PFA. (A-32, H-10 1/4, BP-20, 10-1.88).